10 Days, Trekking Rwenzori Mountains Safari
Using Nyakalenga, Mubuku and Muhoma river trails to Margherita Summit on Mt Stanly (5,109 m)
Trekking Rwenzori Mountains,
Mount Stanley to Margherita Summit
The Rwenzori Mountains, dubbed the “Mountains of the Moon” by early explorers, has a celebrated beauty almost perpetually in mist. They have a seducing, eerie quality that led to many wondrous tales about them through the ages. The region’s glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes make it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas.
Rwenzori is known primarily for its challenging hiking among the East African Mountains. The mountains are not Volcanic in Origin, but they rise directly from the Albertine Rift valley floor. The range, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, also supports animals’ diversity, including mammals and about 177 bird species, with several being Albertine Rift Endemics.
It’s the highest mountain range in Africa, with its Loftiest peaks, Margherita (5,109m) and Alexandra (5083m) on Mount Stanley, are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya.
On this trip, you’ll be hiking mount Stanley to the highest summit on the Rwenzori Mountains, Margherita Peak (5109 meters, 16762 ft). This safari hiking trip is not for the faint-hearted, so come prepared to see the African beauty from the skies. Trekking through this mystical terrain, swamped by cloud, pierced every now and then by a ray of sunlight, is a fantastic experience. It is much less accessible than Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya – the slopes are steep and often wet making it slippery. There is no doubt that it is hard work and not for the faint-hearted, but something that most people who travel to this part of the world do not experience; the wonders of the high glaciers, the thick jungle-like slopes, and giant plants alongside fast-flowing rivers, awe-inspiring waterfalls and stratified vegetation.
- Scale the heights of Africa’s highest mountain ranges, elevated at 5,109 meters
- Experience the wonders of the high glaciers, the thick jungle-like slopes, and giant plants alongside fast-flowing rivers, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and stratified vegetation.
- See Africa’s exceptional scenic beauty from above the misty clouds
- Challenge your physical fitness and ability to take on hard tasks
- Transfer from Rwenzoris to Queen Elizabeth National Park and take a game drive to meet Uganda’s exclusive wild animals.
- The trip starts and ends in Entebbe. Transport, meals, fees, and accommodation are taken care of by the trip planner.
- Make sure you carry your climbing gearl
- Transportation, local flights, and 4×4 vehicle transfers
- Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
- English Speaking Guide
We will process the trekking permits on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
Please carry a pack of N95 Facemask and hand sanitizer with you. You’ll be required to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of your arrival in the country, and keep your mask on when with animals and people crowds. You’re are requested to adhere to COVID Operating procedures to keep you safe during your trip.
Your walking safari at a glance
|Day 1||Arrival in Entebbe and|
transfer to the Guest House
– Optional Exc. to Mabamba
|Papyrus Guest House||Bed & Breakfast|
Drive Entebbe to Rwenzori NP
Trek the Rwenzori from
Nyakalenga through Mubuku
and Muhoma river trails
Transverse the bamboo zone
and giant hearth zones.
John Matte Hut
Cross the bog to the Upper Big
Ascend to Scott-Elliot Pass
Ascend to Margherita peak in 3
hours, then down to Kitandara
A steep climb from the base of
Guy Yeoman Hut
6 hour climb down to
Nyakalenga. Transfer from
Rwenzori N.P to QENP
Kasenyi Safari Lodge
Drive Back to Entebbe and
connect to your outbound flight
|Papyrus Guest House||Day Use|
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Travel safely, flexible terms
Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the country. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus.
Your booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.